Hard Hitter
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Hard Hitter


He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score...

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good...

Title:Hard Hitter
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Number of Pages:336 pages

    Hard Hitter Reviews

  • Christy
    Dec 26, 2016

    4 stars! The moment after I finished the first book in this series, Rookie Move, my first thought was - I hope the next book is about O’doul. Patrick O’doul, the keep to himself team captain and e...

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    Jun 22, 2016

    4 Healing Hands Stars * * * * Spoiler Free It's Live!!!If ever you want to read a book which feels authentic about any subject... Sarina Bowen is your gal. I have been a long time fan and she has tak...

  • Sabrina
    Dec 28, 2016

    Ari is the Brooklyn Bruisers massage therapist and yoga instructor, which all the players thought was pointless until she got her hands on them. Especially Patrick who ducked as many appointments with...

  • Stacey is Sassy
    Dec 18, 2016

    So sweet considering it's full of hard hitters and bruisers...***4.5 stars***Isn’t it funny that when the gloves are on for a boxer it means the fights on, but when the gloves come off in ice hockey...

  • ChristieSHBBblogger
    Nov 18, 2016

    Title: Hard HitterSeries: Brooklyn Bruisers #2Author: Sarina BowenRelease date: January 3, 2017Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Hard Hitter is the story of Patrick O'Doul, the team...

  • Eliza
    Nov 12, 2016

    I’m not sure what it is about a grumpy hero, but they really get my engine revving. Luckily for me Patrick O’Doul falls into this category. If you’re already a fan of the series, you’ll rememb...

  • ?~?Geri Reads ?~?
    Jan 07, 2017

    Sarina Bowen has been consistently delivering heartfelt romances with really strong characters, and Hard Hitter is another Bowen book that I enjoyed thoroughly. Patrick O'Doul is one of NHL's top enfo...

  • ~ Stphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    Nov 15, 2016

    Stand-alone but part of the Brooklyn Bruisers series HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)]Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]Trigger: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]How come Sarina Bowe...

  • FMABookReviews
    Dec 17, 2016

    Whether she writes serious, thought-provoking stories or sweet romance, Sarina Bowen delivers every time.With Hard Hitter, Bowen gives us a slightly tortured hero, with Patrick O'Doul, the Enforcer fo...

  • Talia (Red Hot Ink)
    Dec 28, 2016

    ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review"Hard Hitter" was my first book by Sarina Bowen (I'm not counting those she wrote with Kennedy).I knew it would be good, and it was, but th...

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as th